Grants and Awards

A number of awards are offered to eligible authors, including:

  • New Investigator Awards
  • Best Poster
  • Best ePoster
  • Best Oral

To be eligible an author must be:

  1. First and presenting author
  2. In training or within 3 years of attaining PhD or MD or equivalent and/or aged under 35

To apply for the above awards you must check the relevant box on the abstract form and upload your confirmation of eligibility form to the abstract submission system by the abstract deadline.

New Investigator Awards are offered according to mean score achieved during the blind reviewing process.  See "How is my abstract scored?" section of the abstract submission guidelines (on this website from September 2018) for more information about the criteria used during the review process.

Best Poster, Best ePoster and and Best Oral Awards are judged at the Conference according to the following criteria:

Orals

1. Scientific concept: introduction to the subject, secure knowledge, aims of the investigation;
2. Scientific content: practical approach taken and results obtained;
3. Discussion of results and justification of conclusions arising;
4. Style of oral presentation: clarity, speed of delivery, engagement with audience;
5. Visual presentation: use of visual aids; clarity of presentation;
6. Timing of oral delivery: keeping within the allotted time;
7. Response to questions.

Posters

1. Scientific concept: introduction to the subject of the talk, secure knowledge, aims of the investigation;
2. Scientific content: practical approach taken and results obtained;
3. Discussion of results and justification of conclusions arising;
5. The visual presentation: use of visual aids; clarity of layout;
6. Response to questions.